My home base is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but I love to travel around the US to capture as much as Mother Nature can throw at me. National Parks draw me in with the wonders they provide, but I can still find plenty to photograph within my own backyard. It’s not uncommon for a few mile local hike to take hours to complete because of the numerous stops I take along the way. Fellow, non-photographing, hikers usually get bored going with me pretty quickly. But, when I show them the results they usually understand.
I’ve been an on & off again amateur/semi-pro photographer for over 20 years. Ever since my first camera, the disc camera, it’s hard to find me not within 5 feet of some sort of “life capture” device. I’ve dabbled in most types of photography, but prefer nature/landscape/outdoor, as you’ll see with most of my posts. I shoot 100% digital format now (Nikon), but grew up using 35mm film equipment, and have also used medium format, large format and darkroom equipment in the past. Believe is or not, I’ve also had great success with point-and-shoot format cameras, both 35mm and digital and will note these pictures in the Tags on my posts, with “point-and-shoot”.
A lot, but not all, of my National Park location photographs were taken from tourist look-out points or short day trip hikes on popular hiking trails. I want people/tourist to know that you don’t have to hike miles into the back country of a National Park to capture the beauty of it. All you need is some halfway decent equipment and a good eye.
I love great quotes and have thousands of photographs to share and thought this would be a good outlet to do it in, so, I hope you enjoy my photo posts as much as I like to share them!
Michael S. Glass